Mildale Farm & Open Park

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 4:00pm Edgerton, KS

Johnson County Parks and Recreation along side CopsnBobbers invite you to a day of hiking, campfire activities, pumpkin carving and wagon rides....

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Hike of the Week - Cedar Crest

Saturday, December 13, 2014 (All day) , CO

This is an unguided hike recommendation that can be done anytime - like this weekend! Check out the new trail head kiosk trail map and the mid-...

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Hike of the Week - Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Saturday, December 20, 2014 (All day) Topeka, KS

Families and children can explore KCDC's forest and enjoy all the wonders of nature in an intimate, safe environment. Observe the native...

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Healthy Families on the Move! Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 (All day) Topeka, KS

Guided hikes, healthy cooking, educational programs and more! Learn how changes in the environment affect living things and investigate those...

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Winter Tree ID Walk

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Topeka, KS

Learn to identify trees with only buds, twigs, and bark as clues. We will walk the many trails through the Oak-Hickory woods of Dornwood Park....

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Clear Bush Honeysuckle along Shunga Creek

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm Topeka, KS

Help clear bush honeysuckle from the woods along Shunga Creek. Felker Park is along Gage Blvd adjacent to Shunga Creek. We will continue to clear...

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Birding for a Life Long Adventure

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Dr. Seibel will be back again for this informative talk about bird watching and identification.

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Cedar Crest Woodland Wildflower Walk

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm Topeka, KS

Explore the woods at MacLennan Park (Cedar Crest). These oak-hickory woods have an abundance of native woodland wildflowers. We will hike on the...

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Woodland Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Join our expert, Lynda Ochs, as you walk through the woodlands at the Arboretum to see the vast selection of native wildflowers in bloom. Please...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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Old Military Trail Wildflower Walk

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm , KS

In the past we have seen Trout Lilies, Dutchman's Breeches, Mayapples, Jack in the Pulpit, Bladdernut Shrubs and more.

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Tour of the Trees

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm Overland Park, KS

Our knowledgeable volunteers will lead this informative and interactive talk about the unique trees that live at the Arboretum. As you walk with...

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Hillsdale State Park Open House

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day) Paola, KS

Hillsdale State Park is hosting their annual Open House April 25th from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
Come tour the Jayhawk Marina, join the Skeet...

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Webster State Park Open House

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (All day) Stockton, KS

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism announced that all state parks will hold an Open House on Saturday April 25th, 2015. There...

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State Park Open House

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 5:00am to 11:00pm Lawrence, KS

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism announced that all state parks will hold an Open House on Saturday April 25th, 2015. There...

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Prairie Spirit Trail State Park Open House- Ottawa Depot

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 11:00am to 3:00pm Ottawa, KS

State Park Open House.

Trail Support organizations will have exhibits as well as free snacks through the lunch hour.

A good chance...

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Concordia Wildflower Tour

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Concordia, KS

This is a great opportunity to explore a privately owned, preserved native area in north central Kansas! There is no charge and anyone can join...

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KNPS Spring Board Meeting & Outing

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm Hiawatha, KS

The Spring board meeting will be held at the The Klinefelter Barn located on Highland Community College's Klinefelter Farm. The barn was...

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Discover Salina Naturally

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm Salina, KS

Discover Salina is a unique, free, yearly event that achieves three goals; it introduces young families to local history, children to nature and...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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Concordia Wildflower Tour

Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Concordia, KS

This is a great opportunity to explore a privately owned, preserved native area in north central Kansas! There is no charge and anyone can join...

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Sandsage Prairie Spring Excursion

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00am to 2:00pm Garden City, KS

This is a great opportunity to experience the diversity of spring blooms in the sandsage prairie south of the Arkansas River in southwest Kansas....

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National Trails Day

Saturday, June 6, 2015 (All day) , KS

Trail permit fee will be waived in honor of National Trails Day. ( Daily permits are normally $3.50 for adults 16 yrs of age or older, or an...

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Wade in to Watersheds

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 9:00am to 2:30pm Overland Park, KS

This wonderful education session is to help students understand the importance of watersheds and ways in which water pollution occurs. The day...

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Wild Flowers and Their Pollinators

Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am Olathe, KS

Come and learn about the interaction between wildflowers and pollinators at the 300 acre Olathe Prairie with Betsy Betros and Edna Hamera. We will...

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Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club & Heartland Coursing Association Dog Fun Run

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 9:00am to 2:00pm Lawrence, KS

The Heartland Coursing Association teams up with the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club for this 2nd Annual Dog Fun Run in the Picnic Area. A course...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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Coombs Prairie Restoration Tour

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Holton, KS

Tour Fred and Nancy Coombs' ongoing restoration of native grasses and forbs on their 158-year-old family farm. Highlights include reseeding...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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Second Sunday Monthly Hike

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next Second Sunday Hike will be on April 12th at 1pm, and we will again begin at the Swimming Beach after meeting at the main office. We will...

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Full Moon Walk

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Overland Park, KS

The full moon will light the paths. Star gazing, night time sights and sounds, bring the family and flashlights. No pre-registration necessary....

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Healthy Fun at the State Parks Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015 (All day) LAWRENCE, KS

Our events...
One hour Hike starts at Noon at the Beach Parking Lot
Grand Re-Opening of our 9 hole Frisbee Disc Golf Course - Come...

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Orienteering at Clinton Overlook

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Lawrence, KS

Orienteering is a map adventure challenge. You will be given a detailed map with a course pre-marked on it. You will navigate to the bright...

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Explore Kansas at Horsethief Reservoir

Saturday, November 28, 2015 (All day) , KS

Hike the trails around the lake through prairie grasses and bluffs overlooking the lake on the south side on a self guided tour of the lake...

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Explore Kansas at Horsethief Reservoir

Saturday, December 5, 2015 (All day) , KS

Hike the trails around the lake through prairie grasses and bluffs overlooking the lake on the south side on a self guided tour of the lake...

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Explore Kansas at Horsethief Reservoir

Saturday, December 12, 2015 (All day) , KS

Hike the trails around the lake through prairie grasses and bluffs overlooking the lake on the south side on a self guided tour of the lake...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Our next guided hike will take place on December 13th. Meet at the Park Office at 1 p.m. We’ll take a 2 hour hike. This month we’ll be heading...

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Explore Kansas at Horsethief Reservoir

Saturday, December 19, 2015 (All day) , KS

Hike the trails around the lake through prairie grasses and bluffs overlooking the lake on the south side on a self guided tour of the lake...

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First Day Guided Hike

Friday, January 1, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Lawrence, KS

Start the year off right, with US on the trails. We will start out in our Picnic Area on our hike. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to see the...

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New Volunteer Orientation

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am Overland Park, KS

It’s not just gardening! Consider spending part of your leisure time volunteering at Overland Park's 300-acre Arboretum & Botanical...

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Hike with the Eagles!

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm LECOMPTON, KS

Join us for the 2nd Annual Eagle Hike on Saturday February 13th!

We will be meeting at an INDOOR location in Historic Lecompton where we...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Hike The Castle Trail This Spring (Unguided)

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 9:00am , KS

At the summit, experience panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. Hiking time on the 2+ mile trail is about 45 minutes. The...

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New Moon Walk

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Overland Park, KS

Enjoy star gazing, nighttime sights and sounds, and educational activities for the whole family. Don't forget your flashlight! No pre-...

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Hike The Castle Trail This Spring (Unguided)

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 9:00am , KS

At the summit, experience panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. Hiking time on the 2+ mile trail is about 45 minutes. The...

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Wednesday Walk - Baker Wetlands (Unguided)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (All day) Lawrence, KS

Why wait for the weekend to get outside? Check out the newly opened trail at Baker Wetlands. Once completed, nearly 10 miles of trails will be...

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Hike The Castle Trail This Spring (Unguided)

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9:00am , KS

At the summit, experience panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. Hiking time on the 2+ mile trail is about 45 minutes. The...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Home Tweet Home

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Overland Park, KS

Put a bird in it! For kids ages 8 and up. Enjoy building your own wren house designed for the suburban yard. Our volunteers will lead this fun and...

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Wednesday Walk - Pomona State Park

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (All day) Vasser, KS

Why wait for the weekend? Enjoy a Wednesday hike at Pomona State Park. Open dawn til dusk, this unguided activity will allow you to enjoy the...

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Birding Adventure for Children

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Overland Park, KS

Kids age 9-12, would you like to learn about our feathered friends? Observe them through binoculars at our bird watch and native habitat. Learn...

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Hike The Castle Trail This Spring (Unguided)

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 9:00am , KS

At the summit, experience panoramic 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape. Hiking time on the 2+ mile trail is about 45 minutes. The...

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Wednesday Walk - Flint Hills Nature Trail

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 (All day) , KS

Why wait for the weekend? The longest trail in Kansas at 117 miles, this all volunteer, Rails-To-Trails project crosses five counties in eastern...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Spring Wildflower Walk

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Paola, KS

Ken O’Dell will lead an exploration of the 1.5 mile ‘Hidden Spring Nature Trail” (Yes, there is a hidden spring!). While the terrain is steep in...

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Run/Walk Coyote Trail @ Webster State Park

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am Stockton, KS

Run/Walk the Coyote Trail at 9 am. The loop is approx. 3 miles long. Bridget Starbuck will be leading the run starting at 9 however you are...

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Cheney Lake Association O.K. Kids Day

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm Cheney State Park, KS

Take the kids and enjoy a day at Cheney State Park. The Park's fisheries biologist will present common types of fish and other wildlife...

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Concordia Wildflower Tour

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm Concordia, KS

This is a great opportunity to explore a privately owned, preserved native area in north central Kansas! There is no charge and anyone can join...

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Sketch Crawl

Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Your opportunity to stop and sketch the roses -- and so many other captivating sights throughout the Arboretum. Afterward, share your results...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Bird Walk

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Local expert, Trent Reed will lead this very informative bird walk. Each session varies on what birds are spotted. Duration is one hour, plus...

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Sketch Crawl

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm Overland Park, KS

Your opportunity to stop and sketch the roses -- and so many other captivating sights throughout the Arboretum. Afterward, share your results...

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Camp Wood YMCA Memorial Day Family Camp

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 1:00pm Elmdale, KS

Give the T.V. a break, pack up the kids, and head to Camp Wood YMCA for the family vacation of a lifetime.

For three days over Memorial and...

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Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 8:15am to Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 5:00pm Overland Park, KS

Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with your photos! Prizes and special invitations...

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Spring Wildflower Tour

Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 9:00am Canton, KS

Wildflowers abound at the refuge. Evening primrose, spiderwort, goat's rue, prairie clover, and cat's claw are just a few that bloom in...

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Maxwell Spring Wildflower Tour

Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Canton, KS

Wildflowers abound in the rolling hills of Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. Evening primrose, spiderwort, goat's rue, prairie clover, and cat's...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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RIVER RUN IT AGAIN

Friday, June 17, 2016 (All day) , KS

JOIN THE DIRTY GIRLS FOR ANOTHER RIVER RUN!!!! More details to follow soon. Registration will be required, once the event is posted in the DIRTY...

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Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve - Butterflies and Pollinators

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm Strong City, KS

Join members of KNPS at the historic Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve on June 18 for presentations, wildflower walks, butterfly counting and...

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Memorial Butterfly Count

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm Strong City, KS

Volunteers are invited to help count butterflies in the Flint Hills prairie. No experience is necessary to join the group in documenting the area...

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Wildflowers and Butterflies National Park Service Centennial Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 4:00pm Strong City, KS

This special Park Service centennial weekend will focus on prairie wildflowers and the butterflies that they attract. Presentations include...

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Governor's Campout & Great Outdoor Day

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 10:00am , KS

Great Outdoors Day:
Celebrate Get Outdoors Month with the Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism & others for a FREE...

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Sketch Crawl

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm Overland Park, KS

Your opportunity to stop and sketch the roses -- and so many other captivating sights throughout the Arboretum. Afterward, share your results...

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MINDFUL MILES

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 6:15pm to 8:15pm , KS

DURING THIS SPECIAL EVENT, THE DIRTY GIRLS WILL COACH YOU ON ACTIVE MINDFULNESS, AND ENGAGE YOU IN AN EXPERIENCE TO HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO BE MORE...

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FIREWORKS AT POMONA STATE PARK

Saturday, July 2, 2016 (All day) VASSAR, KS

FIREWORKS SHOW CANCELLED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 2ND.
DUE TO UPCOMING FORECAST OF HEAVY RAIN IN THE AREA.
THE SHOW WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A...

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Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit

Saturday, July 23, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, September 7, 2016 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with your photos! Prizes and special invitations...

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KAW RIVER CAMP OUT

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 2:00pm to Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:00pm LECOMPTON, KS

Come with us for a Kaw River Camp Out! We will check in at Lecompton Rising Sun River Access at 2pm on Friday July 29th to load the kayaks with...

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Arkansas River Float Trips

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 (All day) to Friday, September 30, 2016 (All day) , KS

The Arkansas River in Hutchinson, Kansas is your best destination for outdoor activities. Abundant wildlife and natural surroundings will make...

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FREE Entry Day at Clinton State Park

Saturday, August 13, 2016 (All day) Lawrence, KS

Enjoy the State Park without purchasing a daily vehicle permit TODAY!

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OK Kids Day - Animal Program @ Clinton State Park

Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Lawrence, KS

Come for the chance to get a close up look of our Live Animal’s on Display. Show-n-Tell @ Shelter #6 in Campground #3 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (...

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Coffey County O.K. Kids Day

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:30am to Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 10:30pm Burlington, KS

Activities include: Pancake Breakfast – Fishing Derby – Project Wild Games – Lunch – Boat Rides – Canoeing – Storytime Activities – Pellet Shoot...

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Sketch Crawl

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm Overland Park, KS

Your opportunity to stop and sketch the roses -- and so many other captivating sights throughout the Arboretum. Afterward, share your results...

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Full Moon Walk

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Overland Park, KS

The full moon will light the paths. Enjoy moon gazing, night time sights and sounds and educational activities for the whole family. Don't...

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Worldwide Day of Play Celebration!

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 11:00am to 3:00pm Topeka, KS

Join us for a day of fun-filled activities at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center. We are celebrating the "Worldwide Day of Play...

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Snake Scales and Turtle Tales Animal Program

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Lawrence, KS

Come join us at Shelter #6 in Campground #3 for an up close look at our Live Snakes & Turtles on display. We'll bring their cages out...

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OK Kids Day - Animal Program @ Clinton State Park

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Lawrence, KS

Come for the chance to get a close up look of our Live Animal’s on Display. Show-n-Tell @ Shelter #6 in Campground #3 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (...

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Snake Scales and Turtle Tales Animal Program

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm Lawrence, KS

Come join us at Shelter #6 in Campground #3 for an up close look at our Live Snakes & Turtles on display. We'll bring their cages out...

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Sketch Crawl

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Your opportunity to stop and sketch the roses -- and so many other captivating sights throughout the Arboretum. Afterward, share your results...

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Snake Scales and Turtle Tales Animal Program

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm Lawrence, KS

Come join us at Shelter #6 in Campground #3 for an up close look at our Live Snakes & Turtles on display. We'll bring their cages out...

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New Moon Walk

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Overland Park, KS

Enjoy star gazing, nighttime sights and sounds, and educational activities for the whole family. Don't forget your flashlight! No pre-...

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Little Apple Glow Paddle

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm Manhattan, KS

The Little Apple Glow Paddle is a group float on the Kansas River on October 29, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30PM. The float will end in darkness....

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First Day Hike, Tuttle Creek State Park

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm Manhattan, KS

Meet at State Park Office January 1, 2017 for a First Day Hike at 4pm to 6PM. Wear weather appropriate clothing, water, binoculars, light,...

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Orienteer Kansas Meet

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm Lawrence, KS

Orienteer Kansas will be using the North Short Trail System for a meet. The Start / Finish line will be in the Corp of Engineers Overlook Area...

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Second Sunday Monthly Guided Hike

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm Lawrence, KS

Clinton State Park and AmeriCorps invite you to join us for monthly hikes through the park every Second Sunday through the coming year. Each...

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Tuttle Trek

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 12:15pm to 3:00pm Manhattan, KS

AmeriCorps members will lead a guided hike through the park. At the conclusion, a craft item will be built.

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Dirty Girls Get Away!

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 4:30pm Council Grove, KS

4/21 – 4/23 Dirty Girls Get Away! 6pm Friday through Sunday afternoon
$350 regular $300 member

Join us at Camp White on Council...

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Mike Stoakes Bird Walk

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Mike Stoakes, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly...

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Kids Conservation Round up

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm Colby, KS

If you are an area teacher, you might want to drop by and see this opportunity for your students as you create your future teaching plan. An RSVP...

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Prairie Day at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm Topeka, KS

Celebrate the prairie on Saturday, April 29th! Explore the trails in the prairie while completing a scavenger hunt. Talk with experts about...

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Trent Reed Bird Walk

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Local expert Trent Reed will lead this very informative bird walk. Each session varies on what birds are spotted. Duration is one hour, plus...

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Let's Camp America- Cedar Bluff

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm Ellis, KS

Let's Camp America! Join the nation wide effort to get families outdoors. Pack up your tent and join us here at Cedar Bluff State Park....

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OKKids Day at Cheney Lake

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:00am Cheney State Park, KS

Take advantage of free admission to the park and view nature and wildlife demonstrations by Tails and Scales as well as the Great Plains Nature...

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Kids Fishing Derby with the Clinton State Parks Fishing’s Future Chapter

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Lawrence, KS

RESCHEDULED FROM 4/22/17 - NOW 5/6/17
KDWPT/ Clinton State Park chapter of Fishing’s Future will host a Kid’s Fishing Derby on May 6, 2017...

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Discover Salina Naturally

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm , KS

Meet a pioneer or mountain man
Talk to a buffalo hunter
See a sophisticated telescope and view
the surface of the sun
...

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Stems Plein Air Paint

Saturday, May 20, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, June 4, 2017 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Be a part of this artistic tradition at the Arboretum. Artists who complete a plein air painting during the Stems Quick Paint event will be judged...

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Mike Stoakes Bird Walk

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Mike Stoakes, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly...

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DIRTY GIRL ADVENTURES KAYAK SEASON OPENER

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm , KS

Join us for the FIRST DGA Kayaking event of 2017!! This is our season opener and it will be a larger than usual lake event. We will paddle and...

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DIRTY GIRL ADVENTURES KAYAK SEASON OPENER

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm , KS

Join us for the FIRST DGA Kayaking event of 2017!! This is our season opener and it will be a larger than usual lake event. We will paddle and...

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DIRTY GIRL ADVENTURES KAYAK SEASON OPENER

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm , KS

Join us for the FIRST DGA Kayaking event of 2017!! This is our season opener and it will be a larger than usual lake event. We will paddle and...

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Enchanted Forest

Saturday, May 27, 2017 (All day) to Monday, September 4, 2017 (All day) Overland Park, KS

They're back! This summer the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are again home to the mystical domains of gnomes, fairies, elves, sprites,...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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Nature Photography Contest

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day) to Monday, July 10, 2017 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with your photos! Prizes and special invitations...

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Bird Walk

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Arboretum volunteers and all around birders, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly 100...

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Plein Air Painting on Coyote Trail @ Webster State Park

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm Stockton, KY

Contract Sherry Robinson 785-302-0030 or Annette Overlease 785-871-7196 for additional information.

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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3rd Annual Serious Fun Mud Run at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center!

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:45pm Topeka, KS

Join us on June 4th for the 3rd Annual Serious Fun Mud Run!

The Serious Fun Mud Run is for anyone age 4+ and features running through...

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Cedar Bluff Annual OK Kids Day

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm Ellis, KS

Join us for our annual OK Kids Day! We will start the day off with a fishing derby at Pa's Pond. Then we will have a free hot dog feed...

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RIVER RUN

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm , KS

JOIN THE DIRTY GIRLS ON THE KANSAS RIVER!!!!! More details will follow soon!!! Registration will be required once the event is posted in the...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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UP RIVER RUN

Saturday, July 15, 2017 (All day) , KS

THE DIRTY GIRLS WILL EXPLORE A NEW SECTION OF THE KANSAS RIVER, TAKING YOU ON A BEAUTIFUL ROUTE west of TOPEKA!

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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Nature Photography Contest Exhibit

Thursday, July 27, 2017 (All day) to Monday, September 4, 2017 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Celebrate the beauty and the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens! Submissions for the Nature Photography Contest will be...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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Jr Campers Club

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am Ellis, KS

Join us at Cedar Bluff for our special group for grade school kids! We will have many outdoor adventures this summer. This includes a fishing...

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Labor Day Outdoor STEAM Activities

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm Topeka, KS

We are open from 9 am - 5 pm on Labor Day! It's a great day to spend outside with family! Celebrate with us and explore our Outdoor Classroom...

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Early Morning Paddle

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 8:00am to 11:30am Spring Hill, KS

Grab your kayaking, paddleboarding, or canoe gear and join us for an early fall morning paddle with Paddle KC. We'll explore a section of the...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

Come and gaze at the nighttime sky. This event will be an interactive experience with activities for all ages. S'more kits also will be...

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El Dorado State Park O.K.Kids Day

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 3:00pm El Dorado, KS

Take the family to El Dorado State Park for a day filled with fun for all! Thanks to KDWPT and their many partners, you will be guided through...

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Free Admission Weekend

Saturday, October 7, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 8, 2017 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Admission to the Arboretum is free all weekend long.

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Perry Lake Hiking Trail Maintenance

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:15am to 3:45pm Oskaloosa, KS

We'll be working on improving part of this 30-mile trail. Bring a lunch, water, and bow saws or loppers if you have them (we do have extra...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

Come and gaze at the nighttime sky. This event will be an interactive experience with activities for all ages. S'more kits also will be...

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Tuttle Treasure Trail

Friday, November 24, 2017 (All day) to Monday, November 27, 2017 (All day) Manhattan, KS

If you want to avoid the Friday after Thanksgiving crowds come to Tuttle Creek State Park on Friday for Free Entrance day and #optoutdoors. The...

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First Day Hike

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Ellis, KS

Start 2018 right with a guided hike! Join Park Manager Steve Seibel for hike on our Agave Ridge Trail. The guided hike will start at 9 am at the...

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First Day Hike

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm Manhattan, KS

Tuttle Creek State Park will host it's annual First Day Hike on January 1, 2018 from 10:30 - 12:00 PM. Hike will be family friendly, last...

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New Volunteer Orientation at the Overland Park Arboretum

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Potential volunteers learn about the various opportunities available at Overland Park's 300-acre Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We will...

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Eagle Hike

Saturday, February 10, 2018 (All day) , KS

Join us for our annual Eagle Hike along the Perry Lake Trail. We will hope to observe some American Bald Eagles as we hike. General information...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

New Moon and Raccoons - Feb 16
Full Moon and Opossums - March 30
Full Moon and Spiders - Sept 21
New Moon and Crows - Nov 9

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40th Anniversary of Perry Lake Hiking Trail - National Recreation Trail Designation

Saturday, March 3, 2018 (All day) , KS

The volunteer groups that help maintain the 29-mile Perry Lake Hiking Trail are celebrating its 40th year as a National Recreation Trail.

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Perry Lake Hiking Trail Maintenance - Perry KS

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:15am to 3:15pm Oskaloosa, KS

We'll be working on improving part of this 30-mile trail. Bring a lunch, water, and bow saws or loppers if you have them (we do have extra)....

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Free Admission Weekend

Saturday, March 24, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, March 25, 2018 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Admission to the Arboretum is free all weekend

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

New Moon and Raccoons - Feb 16
Full Moon and Opossums - March 30
Full Moon and Spiders - Sept 21
New Moon and Crows - Nov 9

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New Volunteer Orientation at the Overland Park Arboretum

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Potential volunteers learn about the various opportunities available at Overland Park's 300-acre Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We will...

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Bird Walk

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Sue Davidson and Nancy Smalldon, Arboretum volunteers and all around birders, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at...

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Bird Walk

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Mike Stoakes, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum....

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Bird Walk

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Sue Davidson and Nancy Smalldon, Arboretum volunteers and all around birder, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at...

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Bird Walk

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Mike Stoakes, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum....

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Discover Salina Naturally Fair

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm Salina, KS

The Discover Salina Naturally Fair is a free event for families to learn and interact with many aspects of past, present, and future efforts with...

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Bird Walk

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 8:15am to 10:00am Overland Park, KS

Trent Reed, Arboretum volunteer and all around birder, will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly...

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Nature Photography Contest Exhibit

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 7:00pm Overland Park, KS

Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with your photos.

Entries must be received...

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Nature Photography Contest Exhibit

Thursday, July 26, 2018 (All day) to Monday, September 3, 2018 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with your photos.

Entries must be received...

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New Volunteer Orientation at the Overland Park Arboretum

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Overland Park, KS

Potential volunteers learn about the various opportunities available at Overland Park's 300-acre Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. We will...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

New Moon and Raccoons - Feb 16
Full Moon and Opossums - March 30
Full Moon and Spiders - Sept 21
New Moon and Crows - Nov 9

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Free Admission Weekend

Saturday, October 6, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 7, 2018 (All day) Overland Park, KS

Admission to the Arboretum is free all weekend

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Take a Ride on the Wild Side

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00am to 1:30pm , KS

Date: October 6, 2018

Event: Take a Ride on the Wild Side

Route Distance: 6 miles or 31 miles

About the Ride: Take a Ride on...

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Night at the Arboretum

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overland Park, KS

New Moon and Raccoons - Feb 16
Full Moon and Opossums - March 30
Full Moon and Spiders - Sept 21
New Moon and Crows - Nov 9

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Tuttle Turkey Trek #optoutside

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm , KS

A KDWPT guided slow roll bike ride in the State Park. Bring your own bike, water, snacks and appropriate winter bike riding gear. Time is 10 AM...

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Perry Lake Hiking Trail Maintenance - Perry KS

Sunday, March 31, 2019 (All day) , KS

UPDATE: The March 30/31 Maintenance Outing has changed to Sunday March 31 only, due to weather and trail conditions. Still meeting a Longview Park...

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Roving Interpretation at The Great Plains Nature Center

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:00am , KS

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Each week our staff will hit the trails with a roving program cart equipped with artifacts, fun, and maybe even live...

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Roving Interpretation at The Great Plains Nature Center

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:00am , KS

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Each week our staff will hit the trails with a roving program cart equipped with artifacts, fun, and maybe even live...

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Roving Interpretation at The Great Plains Nature Center

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 10:00am , KS

Be on the lookout!
Each week our staff will hit the trails with a roving program cart equipped with artifacts, fun, and maybe even live...

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Roving Interpretation at The Great Plains Nature Center

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 10:00am , KS

Be on the lookout!
Each week our staff will hit the trails with a roving program cart equipped with artifacts, fun, and maybe even live...

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Roving Interpretation at The Great Plains Nature Center

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 10:00am , KS

Be on the lookout!
Each week our staff will hit the trails with a roving program cart equipped with artifacts, fun, and maybe even live...

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Roving Interpretation at The Great Plains Nature Center

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 10:00am , KS

Be on the lookout!
Each week our staff will hit the trails with a roving program cart equipped with artifacts, fun, and maybe even live...

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Roving Interpretation at The Great Plains Nature Center

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 10:00am , KS

Be on the lookout!
Each week our staff will hit the trails with a roving program cart equipped with artifacts, fun, and maybe even live...

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Roving Interpretation at The Great Plains Nature Center

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 10:00am , KS

Be on the lookout!
Each week our staff will hit the trails with a roving program cart equipped with artifacts, fun, and maybe even live...

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